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Ivan Passer (1933–2020)


Ivan Passer was one of the key authors of the "new wave" of Czech cinema, a group of young people who forged an energetic and transgressive film movement in the 1960s, breaking away from the precepts of hard socialist realism. Passer was not only the author of the scenarios of his own films, but he also worked on the scripts of the first four ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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(1965)
(1964)
Haunted Summer Director
(1988)
(1976)

Filmography

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 2000 Picnic (TV Movie)
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
 1994 While Justice Sleeps (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
 1991 Fourth Story (TV Movie)
 1985 Creator
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Nightingale (1983)
 1981 Cutter's Way
 1977 Silver Bears
 1971 Born to Win
 1964 A Boring Afternoon (Short)
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Alternate Names:

I. Passer
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Personal Quote:

[on Law and Disorder (1974)] I met a taxi driver who told me he was part of a vigilante group in Lower Manhattan, trying to protect the neighborhood against crime. I thought it was a great idea for a comedy. I wrote the script and I made a big mistake: it was almost like a slapstick comedy. Ernest [actor Ernest Borgnine] was one of the guys, and for some reason I killed Ernie's character in the ... See more »

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Emigrated to the U.S. around 1969. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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